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Los Angeles Prehospital Stroke Screen

(LAPSS)
Appendix D 2009
1. Patient Name: _________________________ ______________________
(last name) (first name)

2. Information/History from: [ ] Patient [ ] Family Member [ ] Other

_________________________ ______________________
(name - if other than patient) (phone)

3. Last known time patient was at baseline or deficit free and awake:

_________________________ ______________________
(military time) (date)

SCREENING CRITERIA
Yes Unknown No
4. Age > 45 [ ] [ ] [ ]
5. History of seizures or epilepsy absent [ ] [ ] [ ]
6. Symptom duration less than 24 hours [ ] [ ] [ ]
7. At baseline, patient is not wheelchair [ ] [ ] [ ]
bound or bedridden
8. Blood glucose between 60 and 400 [ ] [ ] [ ]

9. Exam: LOOK FOR OBVIOUS ASYMMETRY
Normal Right Left
Facial smile/grimace [ ] [ ] Droop [ ] Droop
Hand grip [ ] [ ] Weak [ ] Weak
[ ] No grip [ ] No grip
Arm strength [ ] [ ] Drifts dn [ ] Drifts dn
[ ] Falls fast [ ] Falls fast

Based on exam, patient has only unilateral (not bilateral) weakness: [ ] YES [ ] NO

10. Items 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 all YESs (or unknown) --- LAPSS screening criteria met:

[ ] YES [ ] NO

11. If LAPSS criteria for stroke are met, alert the receiving hospital of a possible stroke
patient. If not, then return to the appropriate treatment protocol.

(Note: the patient may be experiencing a stroke even if the LAPSS criteria are not met.)

12. Time LAPSS Exam Performed: Military Time:_______________

13. Form Completed by:________________________________________________